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Re: wordsmith?

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 1999 19:35:27 -0500 (EST)
To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
cc: love26@gorge.net, "w3c-wai-au@w3.org" <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.04.9903051934420.8715-100000@tux.w3.org>
I like the proposed wording. The rest of it I would put in a technique,
cross referenced to the alt text registry.

Charles

On Fri, 5 Mar 1999, Kynn Bartlett wrote:

  Agreed.  I have a real problem with that whole thing anyway.
  
  How about:
  
  Only include automatically generated alternative content when
  the meaning or function of the described object is known with
  certainty.
  
  or maybe:
  
  "...has been identified by the author."
  
  This allows for the author, for example, to select from a set of
  "bullet points" that include ALT="*" without having to endure
  a prompt for each one, as well as the author being able to check
  a box that says:
  
  [X] Always use this textual description for this particular image.
  
  At 04:07 p.m. 03/05/99 -0800, William Loughborough wrote:
  >2.3.5 Do not generate description text or insert place-holder text
  >except human-authored description text when the meaning or function of
  >the described object is known with certainty. 
  >
  >This could be taken wrongly, i.e. "do not generate...text...when the
  >meaning...is known".  I don't think that's what we mean.
  >-- 
  >Love.
  >            ACCESSIBILITY IS RIGHT - NOT PRIVILEGE
  >http://dicomp.pair.com
  >
  >
  >
  --
  Kynn Bartlett <kynn@hwg.org>
  President, Governing Board Member
  HTML Writers Guild <URL:http://www.hwg.org>
  

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